Fowler Grindstone Preserve (80.46 ACRES)
The West entrance driveway to the preserve is .2 miles up Fowler Road on the right, at the preserve sign. A trail begins at the rear of the driveway . There is a box with trail maps here. This trail intersects with other marked, loop trails. This preserve has plenty of uplands as well as wetlands and streams. Not only is the confluence of Hetchel Swamp Brook and Pendleton Hill Brook here on the preserve but flowing brooks form our boundaries. It even features an interesting glacial erratic on one trail. The Land Alliance purchased this land at a tax auction in 1997. Thanks go to all the Land Alliance members and neighbors who donated money for this purchase. Another nearly 3 acres was added as a developer’s set-aside.
The size of the Fowler Grindstone Preserve has increased again (2013) with the generous donation of 3.36 acres by North Stonington resident Beverly Kowal. This land, known as “Edwina’s Preserve”, is at the corner of Fowler Rd. and Grindstone Hill Rd., across from the lower entrance to Fowler Grindstone Preserve.